Tina Struthers


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Tina Struthers is a Canadian textile and visual artist, based in Southern Quebec where she who lives and works. She was born in Cape Town South-Africa. The focus in her work is diversity, inclusion and human impact on global societies and environments. She creates textile abstractions which attempt to map the unpredictability of the emigrant experience.


Her works engaging themes such as multiculturalism where the richness of textures and diversity is omnipresent, with a fascination with the movement created by the wind a metaphor for displacement, constantly seeking to capture the momentum or the element of change. Specializing in combining fiber and textile elements, with a focus on detailed surface texture, and hand stitched quality.


Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. Solo exhibition include, "CODEX I", at gallery de la ville, Montreal, and "SOIXANTE17" at the Regional Museum of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Also Selected for various international textile art biennales, most notably the" KPS International textile Biennail 2017" in Belgium and the "VII World Textile art Biennale of International contemporary Textile" in Montevideo,Uruguay where she received a mention of honour for her selected artwork.


Her artistic practices also includes Cultural Mediation projects in Vaudreuil-Dorion and region, which is recognized by the United Cities and Local Governments as one of 11 leading cities worldwide for sustainable urban development through culture. She has continued to contribute to this initiative with the creation and implementation of commissioned art projects. Public art commissions include “JE M'ATTACHE À LA CULTURE, created for the launch of the city of Vaudreuil-Dorion selection as pilot city for the Agenda 21 (CGLU) as well as "Plus haut Plus loin" installed at the town hall of the city of VD, QC,


Struthers is a recipient of travel grants from both the Quebec arts council , and Canada council for the Arts. As well as various prizes and mentions. Her formal training started at the Open window art academy where she studied Visual communication with Fine art specialization, after which the focus of her work shifted to using textile as her principal medium